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WordPress users urged to manually update to fix bug that prevents automatic updating

Users of the popular WordPress content management system are urged to manually update their installation to version 4.9.4, as a bug in the previous version broke the ability to automatically install updates.
WordPress has long had a bad reputation in the security community. While this is understandable – compromised installations of the popular content management system are regularly… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2018/02/wordpress-users-urged-manually-update-fix-bug-prevents-automatic-updating/

WordPress pingback used for DDoS attacks

Millions of sites could potentially be used in attack.
Millions of sites could potentially be used in attack. Security firm Incapsula reports that it has discovered a DDoS attack on a gaming website using thousands of legitimate… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2013/05/wordpress-pingback-used-ddos-attacks/

Inconvenient content

Hackers include spammish content into Al Gore's website.
Hackers include spammish content into Al Gore's website. Hackers have managed to break into a website set up to promote Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth and include links to… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/inconvenient-content/